• Mary Ann

Social Distancing Summer Fun in Asheville, NC



We recently took a trip over to beautiful Asheville, NC for a little change of scenery and fun. If you are looking for a getaway this summer, Asheville has so much to do! Though keep in mind a lot of places are still closed or offering only take out. Midweek is the best time to go because crowds and wait times are smaller. Of course use your best judgement, wear a mask, stay safe, and socially distance!




BEST PLACE TO STAY: Pisgah Glamping at Lake Powhatan

375 Wesley Branch Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

https://www.pisgahglamping.com/


Located in one of the best campgrounds near Asheville, Pisgah Glamping at Lake Powhatan, offers deluxe camping with access to swimming, fishing, and hiking.

Rates & Reservations - $120.00 per night. No minimum stay requirement during the week. Minimum stay requirement of 2 days on the weekends. Maximum stay limit is 14 days.

Accommodations: One weatherproof 12’ x 16’ canvas wall platform tent accommodating up to 4 guests, One queen bed with linens (sheets, comforter, pillows), A foldable cot, A bedside table, A 4-cup coffee maker, One luggage rack for personal clothing storage, One fan plus large windows with bug screens, Front porch with chairs, One parking space beside the tent, A picnic table and fire ring with grill, Interior/exterior lighting, Capabilities for charging personal electronics, One Coleman® 54 Quart Steel Belted® Cooler, Bathroom facilities are shared with the Lake Powhatan Campground and include hot showers, and Pets are welcome!




BREWERIES:


Burning Blush:

4891 Boylston Hwy, Mills River, NC 28759

What we like: Pecking Order Hierarchy - Vienna Lager - 4.8 ABV




Bold Rock Cider:

72 School House Rd. Mills River, NC 28759




IPA CIDER QUESO tomatoes + pickled onions + jalapenos + tortilla chips

Burial-

40 Collier Ave, Asheville, NC 28801




Green Man-

27 Buxton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

We recommend: Gingers Have Soul




Archetype-

265 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806




New Belgium-

21 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806



Wicked Weed and Wicked Weed Funkatorium-

91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801




Panzanella heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, pickled red onions, basil

Hop brined chicken wings tossed in a choice of your sauce: Oblivion jerk/Lactobacillus hot sauce/very hot sauce

FOOD:


Vegan It Food Truck


Impossible Husband Burger

AVL Joes

Early Girl Eatery-

444 Haywood Rd #101, Asheville, NC 28806




12-Hour Slow Roasted Porky Breakfast Bowl™* (GF) Organic hand-cut home fries, 12-hour slow roasted pulled pork, scrambled cage-free eggs, cheddar, and smothered in smoky bacon gravy

Goat Cheese & Fresh Herb Omelet* Three cage-free eggs with goat cheese and chopped fresh herbs. Served with organic hand-cut home fries and toast

Banana quick bread


The Admiral:

400 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806



TWO CHEESE BOARD 11 Thomasville Tomme (GA, cow), Sandy Creek (NC, goat), jam, nuts, crostini

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES white, dark, milk

Grain Salad

PROSCIUTTO 11 caramelized peaches, toasted almonds, grilled bread

Asheville Sandwich Company

794 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806


Turkey BLT- House roasted Turkey breast with scratch-made Chipotle mayo, crispy Bacon, Lettuce, and fresh Tomatoes.


Trail Box Lunches

Tupelo Honey-

12 College St Asheville, NC 28801


Famous Fried Green Tomatoes- panko-crusted fried green tomatoes, basil, roasted red pepper sauce, served over stone-ground goat cheese grits

Buttermilk Fried Chicken -boneless & skinless breast, milk gravy

Hana Japanese Hibachi & Sushi Bar

5B Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801




HIKING:


Catawba Falls- 3074 Catawba River Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762

The hike is just three miles round trip.





Craggy Gardens Trail- Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 364.6 Black Mountain, NC 28778

https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/poi/craggy-gardens/




The Hard Times Loop Trail- 375 Wesley Branch Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

Difficulty: Easy, Length: 6 miles, Region: Pisgah National Forest, Duration of hike: About 2-3 hours, Elevation gain: 60 Feet



OTHER FUN THINGS TO DO:


Biltmore

1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

America's Largest Home, built by George Vanderbilt. Explore the 8000-acre estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC. Your daytime admission to Biltmore includes a complimentary wine tasting




Asheville Outdoor Center-

521 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

Select one of their kayaks, canoes, SUPs, or rafts for a beautiful seven mile float down the French Broad River.


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